We Have New Books in the Gift Shop!

Our store manager, Lou, always keeps us stocked with the best historical writings about our area, and local authors are prevalent on our shelves.   There are so many tempting titles, but I’ll whet your appetite with just three for now. I haven’t read them yet, but they are in my To-Be-Read stack. Cowboy Life: […]

Wilbur’s Christmas Gift

North Dakota rancher and cowboy poet Rodney Nelson has crafted a story/poem about an amiable old cowboy who wants to give a Christmas gift to his little friends at the rural school, but can’t quite come up with a practical idea. When inspiration finally hits, Wilbur begins to fear that his gift will be too […]

“The Black Hills Yesterday & Today” authored by Paul Horsted

Everything old is new again in Horsted’s book. Over the course of four years Mr. Horsted searched through photographs from 50 collections around the Black Hills region, choosing pictures taken between 1874 and 1935, of scenes and events in the Black Hills area. He then traveled to those locations to photograph the exact same site […]

The Mayflower Spoons

Just a set of three small, old silver spoons, made sometime before 1620. Bent, tarnished, worn, not much to look at. And yet closer scrutiny reveals designs on each spoon. Long ago, some craftsman took the time to embellish these otherwise ordinary utensils. Each spoon has a different decoration on the back of the bowl, […]